Cloud 20/20 Version 2.0 Student Technical Paper Contest

 
  • Date: November 30, 2010, 4:00 pm - November 30, 2010, 5:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
  • Type of Event: Webinar
  • Who Should Attend: Registered participants of the contest
  • Clear all your doubts on the Cloud 20/20 Version 2.0 Student Technical Paper Contest
 

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Nilesh

Group Manager, Global Technology Center (GTC) Unisys
Nilesh Naik is a group manager, Global Technology Center India (GTC) in Unisys India. In this role, he heads the Cloud Engineering Group and runs the research program at GTCI.

Prior to joining Unisys, Nilesh was a general manager at Sasken Communication Technologies where he was responsible for engineering management of a large customer account. He has also worked in various roles in delivery management, marketing and product management. Previously, he worked at Lucent Technologies and L&T.

Nilesh completed his Engineering from the University of Mumbai and is an alumnus of the London Business School. Nilesh is an avid chess enthusiast and has played at the national level.

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  • Nilesh: Hello Students, Welcome to this chat session on Cloud 20/20 - India's largest Technical Paper contest online. During this session, we will address your questions related to the contest, and any tips that you may require to participate in this contest. Since we have limited time, we may not be able to answer all the questions, but will try our best to accommodate as many questions as possible. Thank You
  • Mihir Sathe: Since this competition is clashing with my engineering exam, i'd like to know the schedule to plan for.
  • Nilesh: We understand that some students have exams at this time, we are glad to inform you that we are planning to extend the abstract submission date by 10 days
  • Arun Sajeevan: My project is currently an ongoin one and there are many areas which needs further experimentations. Does Cloud 2020 want only the idea regarding the project or should it be quoting all findings?
  • Nilesh: You may submit the abstract with the basic idea. Experiments and findings in the paper will have a high weightage which should be included in the final paper.
  • Rohem: sir where is this venue
  • Nilesh: The paper submission is online. Winners will present the final paper in Bangalore.
  • binny: sir , int he abstract form, what exactly we have to submit?
  • Nilesh: You have to submit a 1 pager abstract - define the problem which you are attempting to solve.
  • Nilesh: Refer to the website for details. (http://www.campus-connect.com/u nisyscloud2020)
  • Bheemangouda: Sir ,do we have any limit of words for our final paper
  • Nilesh: No limit on the number - but refer to the format on the website.
  • Mihir Sathe: Are 'examples' to be included in the abstract?
  • Nilesh: Not required in the abstract - but will certainly have a high weightage if you include
  • Arun Sajeevan: So has it been finalised that the abstact submission need not be today?
  • Nilesh: Yes, we have given an extension of 10 days.
  • Madhusudhan G Revank: Hi sir,inspired by Cloud Computing.As this change of computing making very sense to every SMB's and large enterprises,how this changewill make more beneficial concerned to career perspective
  • Nilesh: A lot of research is going on in Cloud Computing. It will revolutionize the way companies run their IT apps and infrastructure
  • devendra mishra: what is basic functionality of cloud computing?
  • Nilesh: Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, as with the electricity grid.
  • Bheemangouda: sir , can we include the diagrams which describes the working of our idea like SRS
  • Nilesh: Absolutely - will help
  • manish kumar: sir what type of topic we have to choose
  • Nilesh: Pls refer to the website for details - there are 7 topics to choose from
  • Nilesh: All abstracts and technical papers submitted for this contest will be considered as intellectual property of Unisys
  • Arun Sajeevan: What kind of a project are you expecting from an undergraduated student? Should it involve just the apps or a full scale imlpementation of a cloud network?
  • Nilesh: We want students to write abstracts (and later technical papers) on the topics which explain what we are looking for
  • suraj: will further be there the submission of full report on the selected abstract?????
  • Nilesh: Yes, shortlisted abstracts will be notified and those students will need to send the technical paper
  • Mihir: So we won't be able to use the same (or similar) paper anywhere else?
  • Nilesh: Not with the same content
  • Nilesh: All students submitting good abstracts and papers will have a chance to participate in internship program of Unisys provided they pass the Unisys selection process
  • nivedita: in the last time as well as this time cloud computing is choosen as main domain is any reason??
  • Nilesh: This is an emerging technology and Unisys is pioneering in this area
  • Himanshu: Nilesh sir can we submit abstract on the topic other than mentioned by you
  • Nilesh: No - abstracts need to be submitted only on topics which are mentioned on the website
  • abhishek: sir can i submit my paper in ppt format ?
  • Nilesh: Abstracts should be submitted only in Word or text format
  • Chirag Dang: Can the date for abstracts be extended
  • Nilesh: Yes, we are extending the submission date by 10 days
  • yogesh: i mean from abstract what are you loooking for
  • Nilesh: Abstract should explain your innovation or problem that you are attempting to solve
  • Ashish Pannu: will the participant will be be awarded with any kind of certificates?
  • Nilesh: Students whose abstracts are shortlisted will be awarded certificates from Unisys
  • Vijay: Does the abstract should deal with implementation methodology or only the idea?
  • Nilesh: Your abstract should answer these questions: How? (Methods, results and interpretations; a brief explanation of your abstract) and What Next? (Significance and future directions)
  • Vishwanath: Sir, I am final year undergraduate of NIT Bhopal. I interned in TU Chemnitz, Germany and DRDO. I have submitted an abstract. How can this competition be helpful to find a career in Unisys?
  • Nilesh: Students with who have submitted good papers will get a chance to appear for interviews for jobs and internship at Unisys
  • Mihir: For virtualization, are we supposed to talk of it as a separate technology or somehow relate it with cloud comp?
  • Nilesh: Relate it to cloud computing
  • Rohem: why it is mentioning the last date as today's till now.... it hasn't changed till now....
  • Nilesh: We will change it on the website later today
  • Madhusudhan G Revank: What type of recent projects will be more advantage if we put that in our resumes???
  • Nilesh: Cloud computing is the latest technology trend in IT! Any good work will be recognized by industry and will defentely give an advantage to your CV
  • Ashish: it only accepts 300 character not even a signle character after that
  • Nilesh: Yes, abstracts should be about 300-500 words, though there is no restriction in submitting bigger abstracts
  • nivedita: Is the topics ." Cloud Computing for Airports %u2013 Solutions and Benefits" and "Application Development for the Cloud" gathers the same meaning sir
  • Nilesh: Refer to the description on the website for each of the topics
  • devendra mishra: after the submission of abstract what we have to do next?
  • Nilesh: Wait for response from Unisys. If your abstarct is selected, you can start working further on it!!
  • nivedita: whether in this contestpassdout students can take part
  • Nilesh: This contest is open only to BTechs, MTechs and PhD students
  • binny: awarded papers will be published in any journal, like IEEE, ACM etc?
  • Nilesh: No. They will can be part of Unisys future white papaers
  • Bhimangouda: sir , what if our abstract includes/which describes or include ideas relevant to two topics ?
  • Nilesh: Abstracts should be written on the topic you have selected.
  • Vijay: Can "Consumerization of IT " deal with consumerization of cloud computing for other fields so that the users of that particular field can more generally use cloud computing for day to day tasks?
  • Nilesh: You may elaborate it in your abstract
  • Varun: So the abstracts we chose , need to implemented in the time being ? ..Can we submit something on which we have already worked upon ?
  • Nilesh: Yes, you may
  • abhishek: sir should i submit abstract only of 300 words for initial stage or first round?
  • Nilesh: Abstracts should be of size 300-500 words
  • Madhusudhan G Revank: I have completed my engineering this year and looking very much and interested to be a part of cloud development team.how can i make it ?
  • Nilesh: Please visit www.Unisys.com/careers site and apply against latest job openings!!
  • Subrata Roy: Sir I have submitted an abstract on the topic "moving the workload frm the datacenters to clouds" butthis topic is incompletewithout the security factors and agility, so will that be a problem?
  • Nilesh: You may improve upon your abstract and resubmit within the stipulated deadline
  • Chirag Dang: I have done EMC storage associate...for some reason I m not able to submit abtsract today..then how can I join unisys
  • Nilesh: Please visit www.unisys.com careers page and apply against latest openings
  • devendra mishra: How? (Methods, results and interpretations; a brief explanation of your abstract) and What Next? (Significance and future directions),but sir this will take more than 200-500 char.but there is limit.
  • Nilesh: You can indicate the key message in the abstract. Details will be required only once you are asked to submit the technical paper
  • Mihir: How do we choose the keywords?
  • Nilesh: The important technology points of your abstract are the keywords!
  • Bhimangouda: sir, whether we will be allowed to work on our ideas that we present or it will just a one time story ?
  • Nilesh: If you join Unisys after completing selection process, Unisys will be in a position to give you an opportunity to work on your research idea provided it is relevant to Unisys business objectives
  • devendra mishra: in abstract we have to describe our topic ok. then when we have to elaborate our topic in detail?
  • Nilesh: Once your abstract is shortlisted, you will be notified to submit a technical paper
  • Saikat: Sir i am B.tech final yr student. how can i benefited from it?
  • Nilesh: Paper contests like cloud20/20 will encorage you to undertake research and innovate. Good work done will defenitely reward you in your career!
  • Mihir: Sir I have submitted an abstract on 'security in cloud computing'. Is it better to cover maximum aspects of security(which i have done) or go with one point and put my own idea on it?
  • Nilesh: High weightage will be given to originality in thinking
  • Vijay: What is the new final deadline for abstract submission?
  • Nilesh: Dec 12th
  • sunny anand: sir can i send abstract on other topic also from the topics given by registering with some other email Id?
  • Nilesh: We request you to focus on the one best topic of your choice as the time for submission is short
  • Madhusudhan G Revank: Will it be possible for programmers to get quickly started by developing and hosting a not-so-trivial web application just with in a day of guided learning by workshops?
  • Nilesh: For innovative programmer with good ideas, sky is the limit! Cloud Computing will bring more and more innovative applications for users in the future
  • Rohem: do we have to mention the technoloies which we going to do... in answering the question of HOW?
  • Nilesh: Yes - that will certainly be a value-add
  • Subrata Roy: Can we put down our ideas in our paper which may not have any present existence but may be developed in the near future ?
  • Nilesh: Yes, sure
  • tarun: what are the Unisys objectives or goals in field of cloud computing?
  • Nilesh: Unisys aims to achieve supremacy in the area of Cloud Computing
  • madhura: sir can i submit the abstract on vmware virtualisation?
  • Nilesh: Yes
  • Saikat: sir please tell me the seletion procedure for abstract and also for job?
  • Nilesh: Your abstract will be evaluated on originality and content
  • Samiran Saha: How can we submit abstract as a word file? I see no upload file link?
  • Nilesh: Copy the text in the space provided on the website
  • Vijay: Thank you! The chat was really helpful.
  • Nilesh: Thanks. You are welcome
  • Saikat: sir when the technical examination start?
  • Nilesh: Technical reviews will start soon after the last date of submission of abstracts
  • Mihir: Thank you for both suggestions and extended date. So I can refactor a little and submit.
  • Nilesh: Yes, you can make changes till the last date and resubmit
  • Nilesh: Thanks to all who logged in. I hope the session was useful. My apologies to those whose questions could not be answered.
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